The motor tanker ELLI (94,000DWT, built 1986) broke her back in ballast condition, while at anchor in Suez. LOF with Scopic was signed with FOS on 28th August 2009. In the course of the following days, salvors mobilized a large number of personnel and equipment including tugs MED FOS and ARABIAN SEA FOS, chartered sheerlegs CORMORANT and ENKAZ I, various salvage and antipollution equipment, a 40-strong salvage team and numerous tugs and ancillary vessels sourced through the Suez Canal Authority and locally. The vessel was initially beached in Suez, all pollutants were removed and she was prepared for cutting by sheerelgs. The casualty was eventually separated in two sections on the 19th October. Thereafter the two sections were made fit for ocean towage and towed to Aden by MED FOS and ARABIAN SEA FOS, where they were redelivered to owners on the 28th December 2009.